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Get Active on National Wildlife Refuges this Earth Day!

April 22nd is a very special today. Together we will celebrate our 47th Earth Day and the wonderful planet we live on. As our world comes together, we encourage you to be active participants. Here is what you can do …

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FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting (52-47) to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule, which had prohibited some hunting practices to specifically reduce predator populations on …

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The Rodent Situation (Not Your Grandfather’s Mouse)

By Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the Refuge Association   Spawned from undersea volcanoes and thousands of miles from any continent, the Hawaiian Islands harbor very few indigenous land animals. Once in a while a bird or insect made its …

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Now Open: 2017 Refuge System Awards!

Request for Nominations Have you ever admired the dedication and talent of a coworker? Have you ever wanted to recognize a colleague for his/her outstanding work? Here’s your chance! The National Wildlife Refuge Association announces that we are now ACCEPTING …

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Wildlife Refuges at Risk from Dangerous Amendments to Interior Spending Bill

Today, the House is scheduled to begin debate on more than 130 amendments to the FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (HR 5538). While the Interior spending bill does include a $3.5 million increase for the Refuge …

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Tell the White House to Stop Plans to Give Away the Vieques NWR

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, PR | Jenni Conrad, Creative Commons License/Flickr

The National Wildlife Refuge Association needs your help to join other conservationists across the country and call the White House TODAY to demand that President Obama reject a provision in the Puerto Rico debt relief bill (H.R. 4900) that would …

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Proposed Change to Duck Stamp Design Aims to Raise More Money for Conservation

Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a contest to determine a new design for the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the Duck Stamp. Artists from across the country submit designs in hopes that …

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Celebrating Success at the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Patrick Murphy were among the Florida dignitaries on hand at the Adams Ranch in Fort Pierce today to celebrate the completion of the first set of conservation easements to be added to the Everglades Headwaters …

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Bob Ebeling, Refuge Association 2013 Volunteer of the Year, has Passed Away

Bob Ebeling, the National Wildlife Refuge Association’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year, passed away on Monday at the age of 89. Ebeling was an undeniably passionate conservationist, but there is much more to his story. Before dedicating nearly 25 years …

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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge Receives $1 Million in Additional Funding

Today, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, joined New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in announcing that Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge will receive an additional $1 million in annual funding to engage urban communities and …

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